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Meet the Media: Jerry Hirsch, Editor at Trucks.com

Posted Jul. 19th 2016

Without revealing any secrets, can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? It is pretty simple. Imagine you finish a book late and night and realize it is the first in a two-part series. You get to work the next day, order it online and it is […]

Where Do Journalists Go to Research Your CEO Before a Media Interview?

Posted Jul. 8th 2016

Most journalists around the globe have the same basic goal – to get the story. But HOW and WHERE they do research on the CEO prior to an interview varies widely, especially depending upon what part of the world they’re working in, according to our partners in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN – www.prgn.com). […]

Meet the Media: Dave Kunz, Eyewitness News Automotive Specialist at KABC-TV

Posted Jul. 5th 2016

What’s the top story you’re working on right now? Well, as usual I’m juggling lots of things. Just spent a day in the hills of Malibu at Motor Press Guild’s annual “Droptops & Dirt” off-road and convertible event. Got lots of great footage for both a Jeep 75th anniversary story and one on the upcoming […]

Roundup of Key Findings of our Auto Supplier Social Media SMaASH 2.0 Study

Posted Jun. 17th 2016

  1) Second SMaASH™ Study Shows Social Media Opportunities for North American Automotive Suppliers – http://bit.ly/1Vjj9Mw 2) Automotive Suppliers Need to Share More Media Coverage – http://bit.ly/1LNDAr4  3) Auto Suppliers Need to Shift Their Focus Outward on Social Media – http://bit.ly/1HYAKhs 4) Let’s Get Visual! Automotive Supplier Social Media Posts Need More Visuals – http://bit.ly/1nfrn9I […]

Meet the Media: Sean Kilcarr, Executive Editor at Fleet Owner and Editor-At-Large at American Trucker

Posted Jun. 7th 2016

Without revealing any secrets, can you tell us what types of stories, trends or issues are on your radar now? The biggest stories right now all relate to federal regulations. By December 2017, all trucking fleets and owner-operators must use electronic logging devices (ELDs). On top of that, a new “speed limiter” rule is due […]

8 Key PR Takeaways from the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN) 2016 Spring Conference

Posted May. 13th 2016

By Jim Bianchi, APR, President What do PR firm owners from around the world talk about when they get together? Well, when we gathered in Washington D.C. with more than 40 of our PRGN partners from around the globe recently for PRGN’s semi-annual conference, search engine optimization, digital content and trust topped the list of […]

Bianchi PR Salutes New PRGN President

Posted May. 12th 2016

We are pleased to announce that our collective partners around the world — the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the largest international networks of leading independent public relations agencies – has elected Evelyn John Holtzhausen, founder and director of HWB Communications, of Cape Town, South Africa, as president. Holtzhausen, one of the most […]

Are Auto Suppliers Wasting Time & Effort on Facebook?

Posted May. 6th 2016

Facebook may be the most powerful social media platform around, with nearly 1.5 billion monthly active viewers. Perhaps that’s why 84 percent of the top 25 North American OEM automotive suppliers have Facebook pages. The question is: Are they leveraging that presence effectively to boost awareness and engagement for their brands … or are they […]

Why One Global Approach for CEO Media Interviews Doesn’t Work

Posted Apr. 22nd 2016

Even though the Internet and digital communications are making the world smaller and driving some commonality in practices, the world of journalism is anything but unified in cultural habits, preferences and approaches. According to our global partners in the Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), who surveyed more than 200 journalists across Europe and North America, […]

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